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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-06-29 10:34:42 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-06-29 10:34:42 -0700
commit88793e5c774ec69351ef6b5200bb59f532e41bca (patch)
tree54c4be61777ea53fde892b71e795322c5227d16e /arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
parent1bc5e157ed2b4f5b206155fc772d860158acd201 (diff)
parent61031952f4c89dba1065f7a5b9419badb112554c (diff)
Merge tag 'libnvdimm-for-4.2' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/djbw/nvdimm
Pull libnvdimm subsystem from Dan Williams: "The libnvdimm sub-system introduces, in addition to the libnvdimm-core, 4 drivers / enabling modules: NFIT: Instantiates an "nvdimm bus" with the core and registers memory devices (NVDIMMs) enumerated by the ACPI 6.0 NFIT (NVDIMM Firmware Interface table). After registering NVDIMMs the NFIT driver then registers "region" devices. A libnvdimm-region defines an access mode and the boundaries of persistent memory media. A region may span multiple NVDIMMs that are interleaved by the hardware memory controller. In turn, a libnvdimm-region can be carved into a "namespace" device and bound to the PMEM or BLK driver which will attach a Linux block device (disk) interface to the memory. PMEM: Initially merged in v4.1 this driver for contiguous spans of persistent memory address ranges is re-worked to drive PMEM-namespaces emitted by the libnvdimm-core. In this update the PMEM driver, on x86, gains the ability to assert that writes to persistent memory have been flushed all the way through the caches and buffers in the platform to persistent media. See memcpy_to_pmem() and wmb_pmem(). BLK: This new driver enables access to persistent memory media through "Block Data Windows" as defined by the NFIT. The primary difference of this driver to PMEM is that only a small window of persistent memory is mapped into system address space at any given point in time. Per-NVDIMM windows are reprogrammed at run time, per-I/O, to access different portions of the media. BLK-mode, by definition, does not support DAX. BTT: This is a library, optionally consumed by either PMEM or BLK, that converts a byte-accessible namespace into a disk with atomic sector update semantics (prevents sector tearing on crash or power loss). The sinister aspect of sector tearing is that most applications do not know they have a atomic sector dependency. At least today's disk's rarely ever tear sectors and if they do one almost certainly gets a CRC error on access. NVDIMMs will always tear and always silently. Until an application is audited to be robust in the presence of sector-tearing the usage of BTT is recommended. Thanks to: Ross Zwisler, Jeff Moyer, Vishal Verma, Christoph Hellwig, Ingo Molnar, Neil Brown, Boaz Harrosh, Robert Elliott, Matthew Wilcox, Andy Rudoff, Linda Knippers, Toshi Kani, Nicholas Moulin, Rafael Wysocki, and Bob Moore" * tag 'libnvdimm-for-4.2' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/djbw/nvdimm: (33 commits) arch, x86: pmem api for ensuring durability of persistent memory updates libnvdimm: Add sysfs numa_node to NVDIMM devices libnvdimm: Set numa_node to NVDIMM devices acpi: Add acpi_map_pxm_to_online_node() libnvdimm, nfit: handle unarmed dimms, mark namespaces read-only pmem: flag pmem block devices as non-rotational libnvdimm: enable iostat pmem: make_request cleanups libnvdimm, pmem: fix up max_hw_sectors libnvdimm, blk: add support for blk integrity libnvdimm, btt: add support for blk integrity fs/block_dev.c: skip rw_page if bdev has integrity libnvdimm: Non-Volatile Devices tools/testing/nvdimm: libnvdimm unit test infrastructure libnvdimm, nfit, nd_blk: driver for BLK-mode access persistent memory nd_btt: atomic sector updates libnvdimm: infrastructure for btt devices libnvdimm: write blk label set libnvdimm: write pmem label set libnvdimm: blk labels and namespace instantiation ...
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
index c1c382c58c60..cfba30f27392 100644
--- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
+++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
@@ -174,6 +174,9 @@ static void __init do_add_efi_memmap(void)
e820_type = E820_UNUSABLE;
+ e820_type = E820_PMEM;
+ break;